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Learning to Tango by Liz McSkeane


ISBN 978-1-913598-18-1   60 pages     May 2021


This collection is an exhuberant, playful, sometimes intense reflection on navigating the challenges of movement, the dynamics of the dance floor and the world beyond it. The poet makes many discoveries along the way – about the dance, about the quest for the ideal and the necessary acceptance of imperfection.  Throughout the collection, the mischievous use of traditional and non-traditional poetic forms conveys the variety and skill of tango itself. And at the heart of the endeavour is a passion to imbue every step, however basic, with balance and grace, for “in tango the walk is simple/and therefore takes a lifetime to learn.” 



These poems invite the reader on a tantalising journey to share the joys and pitfalls of communication, yearning, and the politics of belonging and desire. 

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Dimensions 21.5 × 14.8 × .5 cm


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